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Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto Tart

Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto Tart recipe
Recipe and Photo by: Better Homes and Gardens
Turn chicken breasts, pesto and fresh mozzarella into a mouthwatering tart for 6 in less than 45 minutes. Your secret weapon? A frozen-bread-dough crust.
20 min
42 min
6 servings

What You Need

 16-ounce loaf frozen whole wheat or frozen white bread dough, thawed
 beaten egg
 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
small  onion, sliced and separated into rings
small  yellow or green pepper, cut into thin strips (1/2 cup)
 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
cup  pesto
 plum tomatoes (Italian style), thinly sliced
 ounces smoked or regular fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

Make It

1. On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough into a 10-inch circle. Place in a greased 11-inch tart pan with a removable bottom, pressing to fit into pan. Prick crust with a fork. Brush with beaten egg. Bake in a 400-degree F. oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until brown. Transfer to a wire rack (leave oven on).

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil. Stir-fry chicken, onion, sweet pepper, and lemon-pepper seasoning over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. Spread pesto atop the crust. Top with chicken mixture, tomato, and fresh mozzarella.

3. Bake in a 400-degree F. oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Remove from pan; place on a serving platter. Cut into wedges. Makes 6 servings.

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